Cattle

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Market Comment

Rains bring the gains

Positive gains in prices across the market, combined with a lift in yardings point to an increase in demand from buyers this week. Multiple saleyard

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Market Comment

Steer-ing through a mixed market

The final selling week for the 23/24 financial year saw prices fluctuate within a single-digit percentage range. Attendance from the buying field is strong according

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Market Analysis

I heard the herd was bigger

There has been a bit of talk around lately regarding the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) official cattle herd numbers, and how they have ramped

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Angus cattle
Market Comment

It’s all in the numbers

The real surprise from this week’s market didn’t come from the usual reports of price or supply but the ABS release of the 2023 cattle

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Market Comment

Winter brings the wet

The start of winter brought with it the rain, with widespread falls adding to the guage. Tighter supply this week was what helped drive prices

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Market Comment

Let’s hope China’s hungry

Cattle slaughter rates have reached levels not seen since 2020, and so this week’s big beef news of China removing import suspensions on five Australian

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Market Analysis

Cow trend kicks up in winter

Producers in many areas are eagerly awaiting rain predicted for this coming weekend, as a dry autumn starts to bite into feed on hand. The

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